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Emmitt Smith quotes

Do not compare yourself. Find out what God has placed in your ability.

For me, winning isn't something that happens suddenly on the field when the whistle blows and the crowds roar. Winning is something that builds physically and mentally every day that you train and every night that you dream.

Vision gets the dreams started. Dreaming employs your God-given imagination to reinforce the vision. Both are part of something I believe is absolutely necessary to building the life of a champion, a winner, a person of high character who is consistently at the top of whatever game he or she is in.

I've learned that football sometimes was an outlet. It was a way for me to release anger, release frustration.

If you know anything about me, I've never been a trash-talker. That's not even part of my DNA.

If you're not settled spiritually, things can be a little bit more chaotic than normal.

I have been a Cowboys fan since I was a little bitty boy. And my dream has finally become a reality, of not only just playing a professional, becoming a professional athlete, but playing for the team that I always wanted to play for.

Always, through my whole life, I've had a thirst for knowledge.

Demand excellence.

Dreaming means 'rehearsing' what you see, playing it over and over in your mind until it becomes as real to you as your life right now.

I don't have to put on shoulder pads and run out there and let somebody hit on me a little bit.

I have achieved everything that I ever wanted to accomplish in this game and more so, for me, I have been fulfilled.

I was actually looking for answers where I kept asking myself - what am I doing?

I'm an enigma, an unknown. You can't really figure out what I'm going to do next. I like it like that.

I've given everything I can possible to the game, on and off the field.

It's been a tremendous ride. My 15 years, my 15 minutes of fame, is up.

My mom said, 'Don't get married. You're too young. Go out there and experience what life has to offer.' And I did.

We are all born naked into this world, but each of us is fully clothed in potential.

As a former football player who has carried a football more than 4,000 times, trust me, I did not go into ballroom dancing with my body being 100 percent, with no aches or pains or ailments coming with me. When you're dancing, you're doing stuff that your body's not used to, and so you start to aggravate those old injuries.

Charles Haley changed the way the Cowboys played football in the 90s. And the reason why I say that is because he was such a dominant force coming off the edge, where it took two and three to block him.